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Featured Guests

Guest Speaker

Lucy Rivers Bukeley

Lucy Rivers Bulkeley, FRGS, is the first woman to complete the 7 Summits (climb the highest peak on each continent) and 4 Desert Grand Slam (250km self supported across the Atacama, Gobi, Sahara and Antarctica). She has also successfully skied to the South Pole.

Guest Reader

Clare Granger - High Sheriff of North Yorkshire


Adam Green

Adam Green studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the National Opera Studio. Winner of the Song Prize at the National Mozart Competition and the Great Elm Competition he was awarded the prestigious Ian Fleming and Sybil Tutton Awards.

Operatic roles include James Macmillan’s Clemency at the Royal Opera House; Belcore (The Elixir of Love), Arbace (Idomeneo), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas)at English National Opera to name but a few.  Adam is the Founder of the Prison Choir Project, a charity that takes music in its many forms into prisons up and down the country.


Jane Ashe

Jane Ashe (nee Tennant) is a director at Tennants Fine Art Auctioneers, the largest specialist auction house in the UK. Tennants’ twenty-seven different departments hold over 85 auctions each year with a major focus on Private Collections, Specialist Sales and Single Owner Estates. Alongside an extensive and varied programme of auctions, Tennants’ free to enter galleries and exhibitions have helped the business to become a major visitor destination which now welcomes more than 300,000 people each year. Jane is a fourth-generation member of the family business, and as a long-time supporter of the Macmillan Carol Concert at Ripon Cathedral, is delighted to be master of ceremonies this evening. .

Having started her career in the salerooms in her early 20s when she was then one of the youngest female auctioneers in the country, Jane has been on the rostrum on a weekly basis ever since and is now widely regarded as one of the UK’s foremost auctioneers. Jane leads on many national, international and specialist sales at Tennants which include Fine Art and Antiques, Modern Art and Interiors, Jewellery, Fashion and more. During a career spanning more than 15 years, Jane has experienced many highlights, the most recent when she sold “The North Sea” a rare work by L.S. Lowry which achieved more than £1 million, a house record for Tennants’ Pictures department..

With a degree from the University of Durham and as a qualified interior designer, Jane’s passion for history, style and interiors is a strong theme in her personal life. Jane is a keen advocate of the Antiques Industry as a sustainable alternative to buying “new”. She has made appearances on BBC radio, been published in trade magazines and has helped to raise thousands of pounds for good causes through auctions and events.

Tickets will be released 1st November